Cacti Carl – Free Pattern

I made a friend to go with Ms. Prickles. Remember her? She’s a super cute Cactus and she needed a friend.

These are the best plants for me as I really can’t kill them. My poor Cacti always get overwatered.

Remember, it isn’t tested. If there are problems or it is confusing, please let me know. Use #drunkenauntwendy if you post on Instagram.


I love this Yarn – black
I love this Yarn – Limelight
I love this Yarn – Sungold
2 12 mm safety eyes
Size E crochet hook
Small Terra Cotta Pots
Poly fiberfill
Large eye blunt needle


Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
INC – 2 Single Crochet in designated stitch
DEC – Single Crochet 2 stitches together
DC – Double Crochet
BLO – back loops only

Gauge is not important for this project unless you have purchased a kit. Using the right size hook is important to ensure you have enough yarn.

Notes: Almost the entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Use this base for all three cacti.
In Sungold, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: SC row in BLOs [30].
Round 7: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 8: SC row [24].
Round 9: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 10: SC row [18].

Round 11: (DEC, SC) 6 times [12].
Round 12: SC row [12].
Round 13: DEC 6 times in BLO.
Fasten off. Using a long tail sew up opening. Stuff into the pot. You can glue it in if you want.

Arms (make 2)
In Limelight CH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Rounds 3-8: 6 rows SC [12 stitches per row.
Fasten off the first arm and then repeat Arm again, don’t fasten off the 2nd arm, continue below. Place one eye in each arm.
Stuff each arm and continue stuffing as you go.
Round 10: SC around each arm to join the pieces together. [24]
Rounds 11-12: 2 rows SC [24 stitches each row].
Rounds 13: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 14: (SC, DEC) 6 time [12].
Rounds 15-18: 4 rows SC [12 stitches per row].
Fasten off. After you ensure it is stuffed firmly, sew it to the base in the pot.

Using the black, stitch on a smile.

Cacti Carl

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